As someone who used to frequent a dermatologist in hopes of a cure for the acne that mercilessly plagued my skin, I can relate to how much of a hole it burned in my wallet. Plus, when I got started on Accutane because I was at my wit’s end, the bi-monthly consultations that I had to go for throughout the one-and-a-half-year course were taxing on my time too. Not to mention, those pesky zits still resurfaced to haunt me even after my course was completed (ugh, how tragic).
But now, this new-to-town skincare brand by the brains behind IDS Clinic might just be the solution to my struggles. Called Kylaz, this local skincare label’s approach to clear skin forever is that it specifically targets the root of acne within the dermis and treats it. Why? That’s because that’s where the source of the inflammation is. This adopts a different approach to achieve clear skin as compared to acne treatments that just focus on reducing active breakouts.
Every time a new pimple pops up, most people would apply a strong zit-busting solution and pray it away. The doctors realised that what most sufferers actually need is a long-term solution to protect and strengthen the skin against further assaults. What’s worse is that most acne-busters tend to be overly-aggressive and dry skin out, which may lead to further skin problems in the process. Instead of that, Kylaz’s three-step skincare routine aims to eliminate the problem at its roots based by correcting, protecting and preventing.
Below, the acne-ridding products and what they actually do.
Packed with eight powerful actives, this SOS treatment clears spots, calms skin and controls oil production in a jiffy. Reach for it the moment you feel like a spot is forming. With a chockful of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components like liquorice root and centella asiatica extract, it treats troubled, inflamed skin. At the same time, the aluminium chlorohydrate dries us the nasty gunk in the pimple.
This emulsion keeps the skin hydrated, accelerates healing and protects against further breakouts by reducing the causes of acne, such as clogged pores, blackheads and whiteheads. How? It contains 4-terpineol, a tea tree oil component that has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. While the miucor miehei (a Japanese mushroom) extract – that’s a gentle alternative to harsh AHAs – smoothen the skin.
To prevent future acne formation, this product strengthens the skin’s immunity with niacinamide which boosts skin hydration, brightens skin tone, improves skin texture and reduces irritation; acetyl glucosamine which heals wounds, boosts collagen production and impedes acne.